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Road Traffic Collisions in NI Fall for 3rd Consecutive Year

Road traffic collisions involving injury have once again decreased in Northern Ireland over the past year. According to the PSNI’s annual data release, there were 5676 road traffic collisions involving injury last year, down slightly from 2018’s figure of 5749. This marks a third consecutive year of decline in Northern …

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Fears for food producers during the lockdown

Bryan is the General Manager of Clandeboye Estate Yoghurts, a North Down food producer. Like many businesses it has been affected by the outbreak and the subsequent lockdown. They have seen a significant decrease in orders from the large supermarkets and most restaurants and cafes have been closed.  They now …

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Is Social Media the key to a restaurants success?

For many cafes, bars and restaurants one big factor for success is social media. A good social media presence can make or break a new business. In order to better understand the influence that social media can have on local companies I looked at the Facebook pages of three restaurants …

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How celebrations are continuing through the COVID19 pandemic

The Coronavirus lockdown has led to many changes. Most of us are no longer able to work, go to school or university, or see friends and family in person. As a result, we have had to adapt. Classes have now moved online, people are working from home, and celebrations are …

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North Belfast’s suicide crisis – does community investment help?

 A new report from mental health charity Samaritans has shown that suicide rates for men and women are higher in Northern Ireland than in other regions of the UK and the Republic of Ireland. As of 2017, the suicide rate per 100,000 of the population in NI was 18.5. In …

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SuperM take centre-stage live at The O2 Arena, London

With fans gathering around The O2 Arena from the early hours of the morning, it was clear that spirits had not been dampened by the harsh February rain.  Looking around, dozens of clusters of excited people were all the eye could see, as fans alike joined queues for official SuperM …

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IMPACT ON MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NI SPORTSPEOPLE DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

For those taking part regularly in sport, the team environment is crucial.In most cases, whether elite or amateur level, sportsmen and women will train at least three times a week and then play competitively at the weekends. However, since the Covid-19 outbreak, Northern Ireland, like much of the rest of …

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Too ‘rapped up in Ulster

Jack Bashful’s life is split into two opposing worlds, one half in a corporate office job, the other half as an musician making music in the genre taking the country in its grip – rap. In order to find out more it was important to meet some of the key …

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A-Level students are concerned about the future

With severe uncertainty growing, what are high schools doing to deal with their students, and what is the plan of action? I caught up with a county Derry A-Level student, Aoife, to ask her how she was feeling. https://vimeo.com/413132453

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Just how much is suicide a part of our communities?

With the current global health pandemic bringing the whole world to a sudden halt, concerns are mounting, not solely about our physical wellbeing but also our mental wellbeing.   And rightly so, as Northern Ireland, a post conflict society, is still tackling a huge mental health crisis. Having compiled a data …

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